Post by Dave Homewood on Jul 21, 2016 19:13:34 GMT 12
The Wings Over New Zealand Show Episode 108 "Typhoon Legacy" is now online and ready to listen to or for you to download to your computer or mobile MP3 player. I have published this on a day earlier than planned because I will possibly not be home tomorrow when I'd planned the normal Friday afternoon release.
In this episode I speak with Ian Slater, Bruce Slater and Graeme Sutherland, all of the Typhoon Legacy Co. Ltd. team who are working to rebuild WWII Hawker Typhoon fighter-bomber JP843 back to flying condition.
The project is based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in Canada, but there are clear kiwi connections. Graeme is a kiwi, based in Tokoroa, New Zealand. Another team member is Graham Allan, who was unable to join us in the recording, but he too is a kiwi, now based in Canada. And the most special connection is with Pilot Officer Peter Price RNZAF, who was a young Auckland pilot that was killed on operations whilst flying this very aircraft.
Peter Price’s story is told in this episode,as well as the massive undertaking of research and engineering required by this passionate team to make this aircraft fly again. They are very determined and have the skills and knowledge to make it happen. Here's the show page link with the episode, photos and links to more information.
Haha! I listened to it. I now have a headset with a microphone stalk. The laptop mics and big 22" screen made for an echo sound and muffled speech. It was a fun and interesting interview. I hope people enjoy it!! Graeme